Announcing the digital pre-release of Marking Open and Affordable Courses

We’re excited to share that the digital pre-release of Marking Open and Affordable Courses: Best Practices and Case Studies is now available from Mavs Open Press. This open access book is the first and only guide for institutions navigating the uncharted waters of course material markings. It helps institutions of higher education implement course designations for open and affordable educational resources by summarizing relevant state legislation, providing tips for working with stakeholders, analyzing technological and process considerations, and presenting practical case studies. The intended audience for the book is administrators, librarians, campus store managers, instructors, registrars, and other professionals interested in open and affordable resource course marking at any size or type of institution, including community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and research institutions.

Marking Open and Affordable Courses was collaboratively authored, and the project was managed through the Rebus Community. Though the book aims to fill a clear content gap, its publication is only the beginning of what we believe will continue to be a robust and complex conversation. We invite readers to continue the conversation by interacting with the text using Hypothesis, posting to the project discussion board, and sharing experiences and examples on Twitter using the project hashtag #MarkingOER. We’re also hosting a fireside chat on May 28 as a part of Open Publishing Fest. Joining details will be posted to our Rebus Conferences & Events discussion board next week.

A hard copy of this book will be available for purchase in June 2020. To receive a notice when the text is available, follow the project on our Rebus site.

Over 60 authors and peer reviewers contributed to this project, and we are extremely grateful for their willingness to dedicate their time to this book project.


Marking Open and Affordable Courses: Best Practices and Case Studies Editors

Michelle Reed, Director of Open Educational Resources, University of Texas at Arlington

Sarah Hare, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Indiana University

Jessica Kirschner, Open Educational Resources Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University

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